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Order for Capias for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. This document orders a writ for arrest of defendant John Lazia and that his "bond be fixed in the sum of $1,500.00." Lazia was suspected of being affiliated with the Kansas City Mafia and the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
March 14th 1933

Order for subpoena duces tecum for Raymond A. Edlund in Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. This document orders a writ to order Edlund to appear before court and bring a number of selected documents. These requested documents include records of John Lazia's financial transactions at the Merchants Bank of Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
September 13th 1933

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. This document charges Lazia with tax evasion. He was suspected to be affiliated with the Kansas City Mafia and the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
September 16th 1933

Indictment for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. In this document, Frank P. Walsh, attorney for Lazia, requests greater detail in the illegal activity Lazia is charged with. Walsh requests this information in order to furnish a strong defense for his client.

Date: 
September 16th 1933

Verdict for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. In this document, Lazia is found guilty as charged in the indictment.

Date: 
February 14th 1934

Statement Made by the Court When Imposing Sentences for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. In this document, the court affirms its belief that the jury was unbiased, despite the large amount of publicity the case received. The court also explains the decisions made when imposing punishment for Lazia's guilty verdict.

Date: 
February 23rd 1934

Bill of Exceptions in Condensed and Narrative Form for Criminal Case No. 12028: United States vs. John Lazia. This document provides an account of all exceptions made during the trial testimony.

Date: 
May 7th 1934

Docket for Criminal Case No. 12287: United States vs. John Lazia. This document provides an official summary of proceedings for this case, including a record of his sentencing. After being connected to the Union Station massacre in 1933, Lazia lost political protection from the Pendergast machine and was indicted for bootlegging, illegal gambling and tax evasion.

Date: 
1934
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.